Friday, February 29, 2008

Attention Deficit Disorder?

I'm beginning to wonder if I have quilting ADD. I can't seem to work on just one project at a time and always seem to have at least 3 or 4 going on at once. I guess that doesn't bother me too much because sometimes you're in the mood to piece, sometimes to cut, and other times to quilt. So it is nice to have projects at all different stages of the game. Right now, I seem to be growing a small stack of projects that need to be quilted, but I don't know how soon I will get to that, given my schedule in the coming weeks (I'm also doing a bit of binding, so I'll share some finished projects soon too!).

Remember the Pull Your Palette quilt I showed you at the beginning of the year? I blogged about it twice on January 1: here and here. That was supposed to be one of the quilts that I really wanted to make progress on? Well, I finally finished piecing it last week and here it is (above)! Now I have to decide what for quilting pattern to use on it. Any thoughts?

I also finished two small tops from the Paula Stoddard booklet Hooked on Charms. I showed you a block for the one in a post about six weeks ago. I enjoy these projects because I can quickly chain piece them through will also working on larger projects. It almost feels, then, like you get a bonus project out of your sewing time. Both projects are made from the Folklorique line, by Fig Tree Quilts. The first project is called Swirly-Gig, the second is Fancy Four-Patch.

Also sitting around and nagging me is this Geraniums quilt designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. This one certainly has me thinking of warmer weather - which can come ANYTIME soon, says the woman who shoveled yet again this morning. I love her projects and also have a poinsettia one that I had thought I would have gotten done for Christmas last year, but that was a laugh. I do think I now have all of the fabric, so perhaps if I start it soon, I might have it done in time for Christmas! We'll see whether that happens...

This is just a sampling of the items I have in my "to-be-quilted" pile. I'm hoping I can make a dent in them and that I can be disciplined about finishing them before starting into something else. But then... I need to have projects at all stages right, so I have a feeling I'll still be cutting and piecing soon.

1 comment:

Gabby said...

I LOVE the Pull Your Palette quilt. When the blog showed up on my screen, I sucked in my breath at its beauty - the range of contrast is fabulous. You walked the fine line of traveling from light to dark without it being too jarring. You quilt is like watching fireworks at night and not like getting blinded by the flash from your friend's camera. I am also dreaming of spring from the snowy streets of Greater Boston. I'm daydreaming over my gardening catalogs so perhaps I will tear pages out to make my own collage of inspiration.